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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori
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M42, Round Two, 


            Rob Lane
M42, Round Two

M42, Round Two

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C8-SGT XLT

Imaging camera:Canon EOS Rebel T5


Focal reducer:Celestron Reducer/Corrector f/6.3

Software:StarToolsBackyardEOSDSS 3.3.4

Resolution: 5151x3418

Dates:March 1, 2016

Frames: 34x45"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.49% job: 985499

RA center: 5h 35' 0"

DEC center: -5° 27' 25"

Pixel scale: 0.694 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.390 degrees

Field radius: 0.596


Second attempt, still unguided but with better alignment.

I'm having trouble not washing out the Trapezium. I think including a set of shorter subs might help those stars stand out a bit more. Next time!



Rob Lane
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M42, Round Two, 


            Rob Lane